Faculty: Arthur C. Benedict

Principal, Benedict Associates

Arthur Benedict is a communications consultant and speech writer/coach who teaches the public speaking course at Fels and management communication at Wharton. He was head of corporate communications for two global, chemical-pharmaceutical companies and has been writing speeches and helping leaders deliver them for over twenty years. As a consultant, he also works with individuals and organizations to help them deal with the media and public officials in crisis situations and has advised political candidates on their public statements. He holds a Masters degree from New York University.

Email: abenedic@wharton.upenn.edu

Courses Taught

Speech Writing (Spring 2012)

Spring 2012
Course Section: 
001
Tuesday
6:00-9:00 pm
Instructor: 
Arthur C. Benedict
Fels Seminar Room
Full-Time
Executive

Leaders need to know how to express themselves with clarity and conviction—in a meeting with five people or in a public forum with five hundred. Whether you’re writing for yourself or someone else, this course will provide the basics of speech writing and give you the opportunity to write, revise, and deliver a variety of different speeches. You will also be given the opportunity to answer audience questions after your speeches.

The emphasis will be on preparing and giving longer speeches where a prepared text or speaking notes would be advisable. In this performance course, you will examine and learn from great speeches—from the classics down to the present. Your speeches will be videotaped and you will receive feedback from both the instructor as well as your peers.

Public Speaking (Spring 2012)

Spring 2012
Course Section: 
001
Monday
6:00-9:00 pm
Instructor: 
Arthur C. Benedict
Fels Seminar Room
Full-Time
Executive

This course provides students the opportunity to learn the theory and practice of public speaking in a wide variety of contexts. Students will learn various speaking styles and techniques through the study of other speakers and a practicum.

This course satisfies an elective requirement in the Master of Public Administration and Certificate in Politics programs.

Public Speaking (Spring 2012)

Spring 2012
Course Section: 
002
Tuesday
6:00-9:00 pm
Instructor: 
Arthur C. Benedict
Full-Time
Executive

This course provides students the opportunity to learn the theory and practice of public speaking in a wide variety of contexts. Students will learn various speaking styles and techniques through the study of other speakers and a practicum.

This course satisfies an elective requirement in the Master of Public Administration and Certificate in Politics programs.

Public Speaking (Summer 2012)

Summer 2012
Course Section: 
900
Monday
6:00-9:30 pm 5/7, 5/14, 5/21, 6/4, 6/11, 6/18, 6/25, 7/2, 7/9, 7/16
Instructor: 
Arthur C. Benedict
Fels Seminar Room
Executive

This course provides students the opportunity to learn the theory and practice of public speaking in a wide variety of contexts. Students will learn various speaking styles and techniques through the study of other speakers and a practicum.

This course satisfies an elective requirement in the Master of Public Administration and Certificate in Politics programs.

Public Speaking (Fall 2012)

Fall 2012
Course Section: 
002
Tuesday
6:00-9:00 pm
Instructor: 
Arthur C. Benedict
Fels Seminar Room
Full-Time
Executive

This course provides students the opportunity to learn the theory and practice of public speaking in a wide variety of contexts. Students will learn various speaking styles and techniques through the study of other speakers and a practicum.

This course satisfies an elective requirement in the Master of Public Administration and Certificate in Politics programs.

Speech Writing (Spring 2013)

Spring 2013
Course Section: 
001
Tuesday
6:00-9:00 pm
Instructor: 
Arthur C. Benedict
Fels Seminar Room
Full-Time
Executive

Leaders need to know how to express themselves with clarity and conviction—in a meeting with five people or in a public forum with five hundred. Whether you’re writing for yourself or someone else, this course will provide the basics of speech writing and give you the opportunity to write, revise, and deliver a variety of different speeches. You will also be given the opportunity to answer audience questions after your speeches.

The emphasis will be on preparing and giving longer speeches where a prepared text or speaking notes would be advisable. In this performance course, you will examine and learn from great speeches—from the classics down to the present. Your speeches will be videotaped and you will receive feedback from both the instructor as well as your peers.

Public Speaking (Spring 2013)

Spring 2013
Course Section: 
001
Monday
6:00-9:00 pm
Instructor: 
Arthur C. Benedict
Fels Seminar Room
Full-Time
Executive

This course provides students the opportunity to learn the theory and practice of public speaking in a wide variety of contexts. Students will learn various speaking styles and techniques through the study of other speakers and a practicum.

This course satisfies an elective requirement in the Master of Public Administration and Certificate in Politics programs.

Public Speaking (Fall 2013)

Fall 2013
Course Section: 
002
Tuesday
6:00-9:00 pm
Instructor: 
Arthur C. Benedict

This course provides students the opportunity to learn the theory and practice of public speaking in a wide variety of contexts. Students will learn various speaking styles and techniques through the study of other speakers and a practicum.

This course satisfies an elective requirement in the Master of Public Administration and Certificate in Politics programs.

Public Speaking (Fall 2012)

Fall 2012
Course Section: 
001
Monday
6:00-9:00 pm
Instructor: 
Arthur C. Benedict
Fels Seminar Room
Full-Time
Executive

This course provides students the opportunity to learn the theory and practice of public speaking in a wide variety of contexts. Students will learn various speaking styles and techniques through the study of other speakers and a practicum.

This course satisfies an elective requirement in the Master of Public Administration and Certificate in Politics programs.

Public Speaking (Summer 2013)

Summer 2013
Course Section: 
900
Monday
6:00-9:00 pm 5/13, 5/20, 6/3, 6/10, 6/17, 6/24, 7/1, 7/8, 7/15, 7/22
Instructor: 
Arthur C. Benedict
Fels Seminar Room
Executive

This course provides students the opportunity to learn the theory and practice of public speaking in a wide variety of contexts. Students will learn various speaking styles and techniques through the study of other speakers and a practicum.

This course satisfies an elective requirement in the Master of Public Administration and Certificate in Politics programs.